The First 7 Days

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Good morning everyone, day 3 and managed a decent sleep last night.

Well done on your 5 days Rose, it's no miracle it's all down to you, but sometimes it can be surprising how quickly it goes too can't it?

Best of luck for today gonegirl, do whatever you can to get through today, plenty of liquids, carbs, sleep as much as possible. Big <:)> to you.

ED best of luck for today ;)?

Jonny, TJ, Siam, Olive, FR and any other 7 dayers I've missed, we can do this!

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Thank you Grace 77 will do my nest and keep occupied taking protein supplements at the moment to give me some energy as I have hardly eaten for a week. Trying to remain positive as I know I can do this the consequences of not doing it are too scary to think of.

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Day 1. :(
Breaking on through to the other side. \:)/

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Glad you posted , Hedgehog <:)>

Everyone have a safe AF day !
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Day 2 and had a good nights sleep on night 1, this tells me if I have a slip, get back on track immediately. I was 19 days dry then had drinks on Wednesday, a lot! Hangover Thursday morning, ( and I never get hangovers! ) ate well and got out for spin on bike later, no withdrawal symptoms experienced so guessing the damage was very limited. Never give up on giving up! :D <:)>
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Thanks Rose, thanks Grace.
Actually it's day 5 for me today. The anxiety is awful, I feel sick.
I can't get anything in my mind and I know I'll just go to pieces.
2 hours to go!
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Day 3

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I agree Grace 5 days has passed quickly . I think cos I've kept busy!
Feeling a bit wobbly today tho! I was going to go swimming tonight but my OH is going to the pub again tonight!! Bloody football !! I will be having words when he gets in grr!
ED- how was your interview?

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Good you came straight back Hedge :\:

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Failed again.

Should have been day 7 today.

I've tried pretty much every drug going except heroin and crack and never got addicted to any of them. Not even remotely interested in any of them these days. Only booze and fags I can't give up and even fags I've managed to give up for much longer than the drink in the past. I suspect that's mostly because they are legal and easily obtainable and socially acceptable ... well booze is, not smoking so much these days.

I think the attitude to booze is changing though. In the same way smoking is becoming less socially acceptable, I think drinking is going the same way. I'm certainly ashamed to smoke in public these days. Hopefully it will become the same way with booze soon.

Will try for day 1 again tomorrow

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Cheddar wrote:Should have been day 7 today.... Actually, should have been 5 years, 8 months and 14 days today. Now there's a wake up call!

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Welcome back Cheddar, Hedge and Johnny.

I agree Cheddar, I think it was a lot easier to quit smoking after the ban came in, although it s hard to see that happening for alcohol. Maybe being teetotal will become less controversial though. I read somewhere that higher numbers of young people now are choosing to be completely teetotal so things could change still.

Best of luck tonight everyone, no cravings for me. Bathnight for the kids, tackle massive pile of ironing and then early night with my book and a nice cup of tea x

ED, hope the interview went well!

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day 5 done... keep thinking how nice a couple of cold beers would be...
oh well
good luck everyone
peace
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I think the attitude towards alcohol is changing in this country, slowly but surely. It's funny, I had a friend of a friend who was Brazilian and she couldn't believe people just sat drinking in a pub, why wasn't anyone dancing! Good point really! No wonder we drink so much! If you are eating or dancing then you have something else to do!
I am feeling a bit wobbly still but going to head to bed and watch to with a brew

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Everyone is doing so well here (::)
The dreaded day 5 is almost at an end - it has been difficult!
Husband called me from the shop - "did I want anything?", me "no", him "what about some wine, it's Friday?", me "no thanks" Therefore it's now nearly bed time and I'm still happily sober!
We have had a row now though and not speaking - I'm drinking herbal tea and he's drinking wine - sigh.
Today has been a big step forward overall xxx
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Hi all

Almost at the end of day one. Got to AA which helped and have kept myself busy. Feeling tired with some anxiety but feeling a little better and I know that I will feel better tomorrow. Nice bath cuppa tea then off to bed to watch a film I think.

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Morning :\:
Day 6
Still feeling groggy in the mornings but sleeping right through which is great. I suffer a lot from which I think is allergies , sneezing and itchy skin and I am noticing it more now, hopefully this will get better too in time. Will nice not to have a constant red nose!
have a good day all

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Well done Rose - keep going. (::)

Day 2.
Breaking on through to the other side. \:)/

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I'm back to day one after an epic fail the last two days. Spent most of last night being sick and today feel very shaky and tired. If I don't get on top of this I'm going to end up killing myself with drink. Well done to all that are doing well and moving in up the challenges.
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Sian (::) well done!! To get through day5. And a Fri and a fight with your oh! Brilliant ;)?

Johnnyb you did brill!! What a great month you've had.

Keep it up everyone xx
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Morning all. Put a big long post on and it's gone. Doh

Long and short of it is

Am back day 3
Scary and upsetting medical emergency with parent re liver NOT a drinker
Light has come on
Not saying never but feel this could be the time i succeed past a few days
Have aching in right side am terrified


Hope you all have a successful day.

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